Browsing Amazon has become one of my daily habits. I wish I was exaggerating. I somehow find something new to buy every single day. I mean, who knew one site could have every kind of item you could ever possibly imagine? The one thing they really excel at is having practical gadgets that make your life a whole lot easier.
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These different handy gadgets that make everyone's life better don't have to come with a hefty price. In fact–from a smart plug that turns your devices on without moving a muscle to an alarm clock that doubles as a mirror–there are a lot of effective products that won't cost you an arm and a leg. Because Amazon is a bottomless pit, scrolling through can be very overwhelming. That's why I've rounded up 37 cheap but effective products that every adult should have!
Control Your Appliances Without Leaving The Couch With The Amazon Smart Plug
Okay, so I've been eyeing smart plugs for a while now. Who wouldn't want to control their appliances with just a voice command? That's a dream come true for the lazy couch potato in me. So when my boyfriend finally pulled the trigger on this Amazon smart plug, I was stoked, to say the least. I control my bedroom and living room lights all without moving a finger.
This Alarm Clock Turns Into A Mirror When You're Not Using It
An alarm clock that doubles as a makeup mirror? Talk about handy. Watch the time while you get ready for the day so you stay on time for work meetings and date night. It also has a double USB Port, so you can charge two devices at once so your phone will be fully charged for a night out on the town.
These Biotin Vitamins Are A Spa-Day In a Jar
If you're not much of a "daily vitamin" person, this bottle might finally make you a believer. Each serving delivers 5000 mcg of biotin, which supports your metabolism and promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails. So basically, you'll look and feel better just by popping a pill every day.
Keep Your Seltzers Cold With This Can Cooler
Is there anything worse than a warm beer or seltzer? I can't think of much. As a desert dweller, there's nothing I love more than a cold beverage on a hot afternoon. But those hot temps tend to cause my drinks to get warm almost immediately–no exaggeration. Keep your drinks cold and avoid room temperature beer with this can cooler. It keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours with no condensation and sweating! Plus, it comes in a ton of cute designs that are meant for pool days.
This Collapsible Colander Makes Meal Prepping And Cooking A Piece Of Cake
I'm doing everything in my power to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet. My least favorite part about enjoying these healthy foods and meal prepping is getting everything washed. This collapsible colander holds six quarts of fruits, veggies, pasta, and so on, making cooking and cleaning easier than ever. And it won't take up space in your cabinets when you're not using it.
Take Your Zoom Calls To The Next Level With This Video Conference Light
I average about 2-5 video meetings a week these days, and to say that the lighting is less than ideal would be an understatement. Our house is pretty dim, which makes for pretty dark video calls. This video conference light is such a simple way to brighten up a space for calls, recording, and live streaming.
This Herb Stripper Makes Stripping Your Greens Super Easy
If you enjoy using your own homegrown herbs and spices for meals, then you know how frustrating it can be to remove leaves from stems. This herb stripper saves you a bunch of time by stripping your kale, collard greens, chard, and other herbs in a matter of seconds.
Keep Your Water Bottles Squeaky Clean With This Bottle Cleaner
I'm not a big fan of using sponges to clean dishes. They're soggy, smelly, and spread around more germs instead of actually removing them. I tend to use brushes for my dishes, so it's no surprise that this bottle cleaner brush has found its way into my kitchen. It fits into every nook and cranny of every bottle I own and never gets that dreaded mildew smell.
Reduce Neck And Shoulder Pain With This Laptop Stand
Do you struggle with bad posture and back pain? Did you know that working with your laptop on a desk lower than eye level was bad for you? This laptop stand raises your computer to eye level, so you don't have to deal with eye strain and poor posture, and you can finally work for extended periods of time without the pain.
Keep Your Laundry Organized With These Mesh Laundry Bags
As someone who washes a lot of delicate pieces of clothing and someone who travels pretty frequently, I can't say enough good things about these mesh laundry bags. The mesh can be used when washing laundry–i.e., sneakers in the washing machine–but can also be used to organize dirty clothes when on the road.
This Water Bottle Will Help Keep You Hydrated
I'd like to think that I drink a decent amount of water, but I know that I could definitely drink more. There is no such thing, after all. This water bottle with time markers is super useful in tracking my intake and seeing if I'm falling behind for the day. I also love the fact that it has a straw because that alone typically makes me drink more!
These Bandages Need To Be in Your Vanity at All Times
You know how your parent's bathroom is always stocked with first-aid essentials? It's time you achieved that level of adulting yourself, and this box of bandages is a great place to start. Bonus: a box of 100 (in three different sizes!) is just over 5 bucks. Why didn't you pick these up sooner?!
Get Baby Soft Skin Without Spending Hundreds With This Facial Razor
Beauty standards are ever-evolving, and the current trend is to be as hairless as possible. Ladies, this includes your face. I know, it sounds like a ton of work, right? It doesn't have to be. This facial razor closely and precisely trims with minimal effort. One use and you will find that your make-up goes on smoother and your skin is softer.
These Probiotics Are Adulting Essentials
Is maintaining a healthy colon low on your list of priorities? You're an adult now, so it's time to change that. Luckily, these probiotics make it easy. Just one pill per day boosts your immune system as well, which we could all use right about now.
Stay Hands-Free During Your Runs With This Fanny Pack
I'm not, and never will be, a huge runner, but that doesn't mean that I won't try now and then. If there's one thing that makes or breaks a run, it's a good playlist. Unfortunately, this means lugging around my phone. This fanny pack helps hold your phone, keys, and more while you exercise so you can keep your hands free.
Charge Multiple Devices At Once With This Port Adapter
Ahh, yes, charging cables. They literally keep all of my lifelines charged yet are the bane of my existence. They easily tangle together and create a messy desk. I recently got a new computer which means I've had to invest in a new adapter for all of my existing cords–shoutout to Apple! This port adapter not only allows me to use all of my old cords, but it can hold up to five different cords, all while keeping the cords separated from one another.
This Toilet Brush Gets The Hard To Reach Places And Takes Up Very Little Space
If I asked you what your least favorite chore is, would it be cleaning the bathroom? I'm going to guess yes. And I'm going to take another guess and say that the toilet is your least favorite part of the bathroom to clean. Getting on your hands and knees to scrub every inch–both inside and out–of it is my actual nightmare. Make your life a lot easier with this toilet brush. Its sleek design gets it deeper nooks and crannies with minimal effort, and it takes up very little space when not in use.
This Mask Works Just As Well As Luxury Brands (For Less)
This revitalizing clay mask has been making a major buzz online lately, and it's not hard to see why. The charcoal deep-cleans skin by clearing out pores, and the advanced hyaluronic acid keeps your skin hydrated. The result? Clearer, more even-toned skin that glows from within. And for a fraction of the price as the high-end brands!
Keep Your Counter Splatter-Free With this Utensil Rest
The kitchen can become quite messy and chaotic when preparing a meal. Between the dirty spoons, the ingredients needed, and the pots and pans, it can be overwhelming. This utensil rest not only keeps your kitchen counters clean after using your utensils but also helps you stay organized. If you're a fussy cook like me, you'll love this.
Stop Throwing Away Lighters And Get This Rechargeable Lighter Instead
Amazon / Dirk Diggler
If you have Tik-Tok, then there's a good chance that you've seen these rechargeable lighters before. I've gone through my fair share of drugstore lighters. I'm an avid candle burner, which means they don't ever last too long. With this lighter, you never have to worry about refilling with lighter fluid.
Maximize Your Bathroom Storage With This Corner Cabinet
No matter how big your bathroom is, you probably feel like you never have enough room. From skin care products to feminine goodies to toilet paper to cleaning supplies, bathroom cabinets fill up real quick. Maximize your bathroom space with this corner cabinet, perfect for extra toilet paper, hair and beauty products, soap, and more.
Have All Your Essentials At Your Fingertips With This Seat Gap Organizer
While I hate to admit it, I will be the first to say that my car can be–and usually is–a total mess. That's why I invested in this seat gap organizer. It can fit my phone, keys, sunglasses, lipgloss, and more. Plus, it keeps all of my stuff in one place, so I don't have to worry about my purse falling and dumping out every time I drive.
This 10-Foot Phone Charger Lets You Easily Use Your Phone While It Charges
Is there anything more annoying than dealing with a bunch of cords while trying to charge your devices? I also hate how short the cords are, and I often want to use my phone while I charge it. This 10-foot charger allows me to do that. I keep it plugged understand my nightstand, so I have easy access to my phone whenever I want to use it while it charges!
Become A Professional Barista At Home With This Milk Frother
If you make your own coffee at home, then you definitely need this milk frother. Heat your milk of choice, throw this bad boy in, and get frothed milk for your latte in a matter of seconds. Is there anything better than a fresh cup of joe first thing in the morning?
Have A Furry Friend Who Sheds A Lot? This Hair Removing Glove Is A Lifesaver
While I love my dogs to death, they also happen to shed like crazy. If you wear dark clothing around them, you'll end up walking away with a sweater of white fur. This pet hair-removing glove has been an absolute game-changer for me. I can pet them and give them scratches while I watch TV, all while collecting their loose hair. It takes away the headache of trying to brush them (in fact, they love this glove), and I can't recommend it enough.
These Melatonin Supplements Help You Catch Some Zzzz's
Sleep is extremely important, and unfortunately, trying to get all of your adult-related activities done each day can be stressful and lead to some pretty un-restful nights. These melatonin supplements not only help you fall asleep easier but also make your sleep more restful and restorative.
Digging In Your Garden Just Got A Whole Lot Easier With These Gloves
I love gardening, but I hate getting dirt under my fingernails. These gardening gloves not only keep your hands clean but are also thick enough to protect you from thorns and broken nails. The natural latex rubber is also waterproof, puncture-resistant, and easy to clean.
This Produce Saver Will Keep Your Fruit Fresh Longer
I've been addicted to eating fresh berries first thing in the morning lately, but if I don't eat them quick enough, I find that they go bad within days of buying them. I'm over wasting food and not being able to enjoy my fruit. This produce saver helps keep moisture away to reduce spoilage so that you can enjoy your fruit at your own pace.
This Blind Spot Mirror Ensures You'll Drive Safely
One of the first car accidents that I got into was because of a car in my blind spot. Even though I was only 18 at the time, I am now hyper-aware of cars in my blind spot. This blind spot mirror allows you to see around you, so you can safely change lanes without the stress of other vehicles.
Get More Privacy And Some Seriously Cool Reflections With This Rainbow Window Film
This window cling has taken Instagram by storm–and for a good reason. After applied to a window, you are left with gorgeous rainbow colors when hit with the sun. It's truly magical during slow afternoons. It also doubles as a layer of privacy as it blocks out any unwanted eyes (while still looking pretty unlike curtains!).
No Need To Wring Out Your Mop With This EasyWring
I came across the EasyWring on Instagram thanks to an influencer that I follow, and I was immediately intrigued. I've spent most of my adult life using a Swiffer Wet Jet, and while there is nothing wrong with this, I've always felt that it never got my floor as clean as it should. This mop removes the toughest stains and dirt and doesn't need to be manhandled to wring out, so you won't spread that dirty water everywhere you go.
Make Yourself The Perfect Cup Of Joe With This French Press
While it may not seem very expensive, those lattes you're spending money on every morning quickly adds up. I try to make coffee at home as much as possible, and with this french press, it's never been easier. Its double insulated stainless steel design keeps coffee warmer for an hour longer than other coffee makers, so you can enjoy a fresh cup of joe without feeling rushed.
Use The ChomChom And Your Furniture Will Be Hairless
Amazon / Liz Wallace
Have I mentioned that my dogs shed? I know I have–but I don't think you understand how bad it is. Unless you have a hypoallergenic pet, then you know what it's like to have everything that you own covered in fur or hair. I can't even sit down for two minutes without being covered in fur. This hair remover is great for clothes, furniture, blankets, and more. So go ahead and throw out that lint roller because you won't need it anymore after you pull the trigger on this one.
This Laundry Egg Is An Eco-Friendly Laundry Solution
There are so many different ways to live a more eco-friendly, sustainable life. One of the easiest ways to do so is to use this laundry egg. The environmentally-friendly pellets allow you to ditch traditional laundry detergent while cleaning your clothes for up to 70 washes.
This Mouse Pad Helps You Track Your To-Do Lists And Memos
Looking for a new mouse pad? Love to keep to-do lists and calendars? Why not combine the two with this mouse pad? It includes a scheduler pocket that holds calendars and schedules, a clear cover for miscellaneous notes, a dividing ruler, and a pen holder, all while staying smooth, so your mouse glides right over it.
I Use This FURemover Broom Daily
As I mentioned earlier, having two dogs means that there is dog hair everywhere that I turn. I vacuum and sweep constantly, yet it never seems good enough. The FURemover broom helps clean my carpet, wood floors, rugs, and tile. I also love the fact that it doubles as a squeegee for windows, mirrors, and windshields. Overall, there's nothing this thing can't clean.
Remove Sulfites And Avoid Hangovers With The Wine Wand
The older I get, the easier it is to get a hangover. I'll wake up after a couple of glasses with a splitting headache, and it serves as a reminder that I can't party the way that I used to. However, I'm not ready to give up my wine drinking just yet. The wine wand has been a literal lifesaver recently thanks to its ability to remove the histamines and sulfites in wine (aka the causes of headaches, nausea, etc.) Now I can enjoy a wine night with the girls without the fear of waking up in pain.